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Old 04-16-2019, 03:07 PM
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My thoughts at first were disbelief that a structure that had made it through an occupation and bombings was being so heavily damaged. I expected it to finish off like a mobile home due to all the wood framing.
Miraculously the copper statues decorating the spire were saved because just days earlier they had been removed for renovation.
Not only was this a great testament to the faith but such a great work of art in itself also housing great works of art. I wonder if it was a sketch artist/painter who first noticed the fire. People from around the world journey to France to paint Paris. The number one attraction for all visitors is the cathedral, the Eiffel Tower is second.
Feel free to post news and updates about the fire and possible renovation. I think it was built over a 150-200 year span?

At least there were zero casualties and only two (?) respondents were injured.
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My thoughts at first were disbelief that a structure that had made it through an occupation and bombings was being so heavily damaged. I expected it to finish off like a mobile home due to all the wood framing.
Miraculously the copper statues decorating the spire were saved because just days earlier they had been removed for renovation.
Not only was this a great testament to the faith but such a great work of art in itself also housing great works of art. I wonder if it was a sketch artist/painter who first noticed the fire. People from around the world journey to France to paint Paris. The number one attraction for all visitors is the cathedral, the Eiffel Tower is second.
Feel free to post news and updates about the fire and possible renovation. I think it was built over a 150-200 year span?

At least there were zero casualties and only two (?) respondents were injured.
I believe the actual build period was 300+ years. It has been around for 850 years I believe.

The most miraculous thing, a couple of years ago, a company used some sort of 3D imagining set up and have a capability of rendering it to be used for recreating it. I'm techno challenged, but it sounds like they truly may have a chance to rebuild it just as it was (without the beauty of age).

What a sad, sad loss. Thankfully the Rose windows were saved also. It is fortunate a lot of the statuary and priceless objects had been re3moved during the renovation.

Absolute answers on cause are still in the works, but they are leaning towards accidental....
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Visitors will have to accept the renovation, and it will then become a part of the history of the cathedral. Reminds me of the Alamo, almost completely redone and modified, and people still accept it as a shrine, and flock to see it. Nothing to say regarding this, except I don't understand why there was no contingency during the re-modeling, in case of, say, a fire. I smell incompetency and a "give-a-shlt" careless work attitude in the company in charge of the job, and the remodeling planner.

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Visitors will have to accept the renovation, and it will then become a part of the history of the cathedral. Reminds me of the Alamo, almost completely redone and modified, and people still accept it as a shrine, and flock to see it. Nothing to say regarding this, except I don't understand why there was no contingency during the re-modeling, in case of, say, a fire. I smell incompetency and a "give-a-shlt" careless work attitude in the company in charge of the job, and the remodeling planner.

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At least that! 35 years in construction and remodeling, and I have never encountered that kind of incompetency, even in low end construction projects.
Something this high profile, sacred, and old........It just does not compute.

It will probably be blamed on some apprentice, soldering copper pipe, with a torch, and he was not trained to use a fire extinguisher.

Or maybe in Europe they are not required to even have fire extinguishers on construction sites.
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At least that! 35 years in construction and remodeling, and I have never encountered that kind of incompetency, even in low end construction projects.
Something this high profile, sacred, and old........It just does not compute.

It will probably be blamed on some apprentice, soldering copper pipe, with a torch, and he was not trained to use a fire extinguisher.

Or maybe in Europe they are not required to even have fire extinguishers on construction sites.
Last article I heard the fire was confined to the roof, the building is rebuildable, and most if not all the priceless artifacts were either saved or repairable. So there is some good news. A few major French corporations have stepped forward with hundreds of millions of dollars in rebuild money.
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Last article I heard the fire was confined to the roof, the building is rebuildable, and most if not all the priceless artifacts were either saved or repairable. So there is some good news. A few major French corporations have stepped forward with hundreds of millions of dollars in rebuild money.
French billionaires, companies pledge over $700 million to rebuild Notre Dame

I just pray it's done right instead of politicos and construction companies bloating the price for greed...
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French billionaires, companies pledge over $700 million to rebuild Notre Dame

I just pray it's done right instead of politicos and construction companies bloating the price for greed...
700 million should be more than enough.
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I heard that they are estimating that the reconstruction costs could exceed $5 Billion. Also heard that they think that the fire may have been started by a short in a service elevator used by the construction company to access the spire.
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And the conspiracy theorists are hard at it, video of someone 'moments' before the fire broke out walking down a hallway. Of course wearing what looked like a keffiyeh.

Me, I'll wait to see what the professionals have to say, then apply Occam's Razor....
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I heard that they are estimating that the reconstruction costs could exceed $5 Billion. Also heard that they think that the fire may have been started by a short in a service elevator used by the construction company to access the spire.
No way 5 billion. Hell the entire City Center in Las Vegas was built for a little over 1 billion, with multiple state of the art hotels and casinos.

5 billion ??? someone is planning on a major rip-off
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